Make sure you pack the following:
- Binoculars – whether you are a bird watcher or not
- Bird Reference books. I also take my book on Bucks as there are so many of them, especially the small ones which confuse me .
- Insect repellant for mosquitoes
- A good Torch – I also take a head light
- Swimming costume and suntan lotion – there is a lovely swimming pool and it is hot in Mkhuze, you will want to swim
- Walking shoes – especially if you are going to visit the Fig Forest (see my blog “The Fig Forest – A Must while in Mkuze”)
- Sunhat and sunglasses
- First-aid kit
- Charcoal – it is mandatory to have a braai!
Mkuze Game Reserve Gate Times:
Summer 5:00 am to 7:00 pm
Winter 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Things to do while visiting Mkuze
See my Blog Day 1 – Weekend in Mkuze
- As you check in book a walk to the Fig Forest with a game guard. (See my blog “The Fig Forest – A Must while in Mkuze”) This is a very popular activity so book straight away otherwise you may miss out.
- Consider a night drive – always a great experience when you have the opportunity of seeing nocturnal animals such as genets, owls, and if you extra lucky a leopard.
- Visit the various hides overlooking waterholes. The best is Masinga hide which is great for photography.
- Have a picnic (we always have breakfast) at Nsumu pan to the sounds of hippo grunting and in the company of hundreds of birds, often large flocks of pelicans and flamingoes.
- Walk around the camp (not after sunset) and see how many birds you can find. You will also bump into the resident impala and nyala that browse in the camp.
- Cool off in the middle of the day in the lovely swimming pool.
- Don’t forget to look out for the little creatures – you will be entertained by many of them especially the comical Dung Beetles.